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Time Zone: Jefferson County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Beaumont is the Seat for Jefferson County.

Jefferson County is one of the original counties of Texas and was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Jefferson had a population of 243,237 people. This is a decrease of 3.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 252,051 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Jefferson represented 1.21% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2009243,237-3.5%+0.43% since 2008
2008242,201-3.91%+0.3% since 2007
2000252,051The Last Census

More information can be found on the Jefferson County Census Page for Jefferson County.


Below are some of the communities located in Jefferson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Jefferson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Beaumont   110,110113,8663.3% decrease  
Port Arthur   56,69457,7551.84% decrease  
Nederland   16,05317,4227.86% decrease  
Groves   14,29915,7339.11% decrease  
Port Neches   12,52513,6017.91% decrease  

Websites for Jefferson County

Official Website:   www.co.jefferson.tx.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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